New Orleans Airport Cancelling All Flights for Sunday 08/29
New Orleans Airport has just announced that they are canceling all arriving and departing flights for Sunday, August 29th due to the incoming hurricane, hurricane Ida.
This is reportedly affecting at least 245 flights and is news that you would only want to hear in your worst nightmare when you have a trip planned that involves flying.
Another 40 flights were also reportedly canceled for Saturday, August 28th in preparation and caution.
#HurricaneIda Update: All arriving and departing flights scheduled for tomorrow (Sun. 8/29) have been cancelled due to anticipated hurricane.
— New Orleans Airport (@flyneworleans) August 29, 2021
Many of those flights that were set to arrive and depart out of the News Orleans Airport will have been traveling to either Orlando International Airport or Los Angeles International Aiport for Walt Disney World and Disneyland respectively.
The closure will leave hundreds of guests to find another hotel in the Anaheim or Orlando areas as their home state of Lousiana is in a state of emergency, or camp out in their departing airport and hoping the hurricane dies down.
Those in New Orleans, however, have been asked to evacuate for their safety as the hurricane approaches. As of right now, Ida is a category 2 but is expected to reach a category 4 by the time it reaches land.
Hurricane Ida is expected to reach land by Sunday evening, with 140mph of wind, with forecasters saying Ida could potentially be more devastating than Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
For those who are expected to travel in or out of New Orleans Airport in the upcoming days, you are advised to contact your airline about any potential cancellations or delays.
It is the individual airlines that make the decision whether to cancel and not the actual airport.
We hope of all those in Lousiana stay safe, and all of those affected by the closure of the New Orleans Airport have a prompt (and safe) return home.
Feature Image: DAVID GRUNFELD DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, NOLA